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Jul 17, 2007 10:19 AM

Help me figure out this marinade recipe!!

Hi all,

It was years ago (and quite simple, really), but I made a salmon marinade that roughly consisted of soy (or teriyaki?), brown sugar, and ??? (Maybe one or two other ingredients.)

I'd love to make it tonight and to grill the salmon - can anyone help me out with a great recipe that has these ingredients as its base? Also looking for proper amounts of each.

Thanks in advance!!

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  1. Soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, touch of oil, green onions, splash of Worcestershire if it still needs something. Sorry that I can't give you amounts, but I go by taste.

    1. I don't measure either and when I grill salmon, I cook only one piece (SO doesn't like it), so I'm guessing here: 3 T soy, 1 T sugar, 1 T mirin, 1 t sesame oil, 2 t. grated peeled ginger, 1/2 t minced garlic.

      1. Some popular ingredients for many Asian flavors:
        soy sauce
        brown sugar (or any one of - sugar, honey, corn syrup, blended asian pear)
        rice vinegar (sake, rice wine, refined rice vinegar)
        fresh garlic (minced, pressed, mashed, or blended)
        fresh ginger (shredded, minced, crushed, or blended)
        sesame oil
        green/spring onion or scallion
        sesame seed

        1. My marinade is: soy sauce, lots of ginger, chili paste, shallots, rice wine vinegar, little brown sugar and I drizzle with sesame oil as soon it comes off the stove - not too much as it overpowers. I just mix them by taste.

          1. Sounds like a pretty standard teriyaki glaze/marinade to me. The one I'm familiar with consists of teriyaki (or soy, in a pinch), brown sugar, honey, lime juice (or rice wine vinegar, if you have), as well as finely minced garlic and ginger. It's good for just about any kind of meat - I often add a splash of OJ if using it for chicken or pork.